Student Engagement Online What Works and Why

Author: Katrina A. Meyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119000769
Format: PDF, Docs
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What makes online learning engaging to students? Engagement depends upon designing learning that is active and collaborative, authentic and experiential, constructive and transformative. While students and instructors can inadvertently act in several ways to decrease student engagement in online coursework, research indicates a range of options that have been proven to engage students in their online courses. This report explores the learning theories, pedagogies, and active learning options that encourage student engagement, push them to think more deeply, and teach them how to learn. It guides instructors on how to evaluate the effectiveness of technological and software tools, and to evaluate and assess the activities, learning, and retention occurring in their online classes. Finally, it will help instructors find inspiration for engagement from the face-to-face settings that can be translated into the online environment. This is the 6th issue of the 40th volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.

Optimizing Student Engagement in Online Learning Environments

Author: Kumar, A.V. Senthil
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522536353
Format: PDF
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Digital classrooms have become a common addition to curriculums in higher education; however, such learning systems are only successful if students are properly motivated to learn. Optimizing Student Engagement in Online Learning Environments is a critical scholarly resource that examines the importance of motivation in digital classrooms and outlines methods to reengage learners. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as motivational strategies, learning assessment, and student involvement, this book is geared toward academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the importance of maintaining ambition among learners in digital classrooms.

Student Engagement in Campus Based and Online Education

Author: Hamish Coates
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134161522
Format: PDF, ePub
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Blended learning is firmly established in universities around the world, yet to date little attention has been paid to how students are enaging with this style of learning. Presenting a theoretically-based and empirically-validated model of engagement, this book examines the application of the model to improve the quality and productivity of university education. Covering the key qualities of blended learning, it analyses how online learning influences campus-based education, develops the student perspective of online learning, examines online learning systems as agents of change, provides insights and guidance for educational developers and administrators attempting to improve quality of learning, and considers how institutions can maximise educational returns from large investments in online learning technologies. Illustrated with case studies and developing ideas for practice, this book will be valuable reading for researchers and developers keen to improve their understanding of the emerging dynamics of contemporary student engagement with online learning.

Student Engagement Techniques

Author: Elizabeth F. Barkley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470549780
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Keeping students involved, motivated, and actively learning is challenging educators across the country,yet good advice on how to accomplish this has not been readily available. Student Engagement Techniques is a comprehensive resource that offers college teachers a dynamic model for engaging students and includes over one hundred tips, strategies, and techniques that have been proven to help teachers from a wide variety of disciplines and institutions motivate and connect with their students. The ready-to-use format shows how to apply each of the book's techniques in the classroom and includes purpose, preparation, procedures, examples, online implementation, variations and extensions, observations and advice, and key resources. "Given the current and welcome surge of interest in improving student learning and success, this guide is a timely and important tool, sharply focused on practical strategies that can really matter." ?Kay McClenney, director, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Community College Leadership Program, the University of Texas at Austin "This book is a 'must' for every new faculty orientation program; it not only emphasizes the importance of concentrating on what students learn but provides clear steps to prepare and execute an engagement technique. Faculty looking for ideas to heighten student engagement in their courses will find usefultechniques that can be adopted, adapted, extended, or modified." ?Bob Smallwood, cocreator of CLASSE (Classroom Survey of Student Engagement) and assistant to the provost for assessment, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, University of Alabama "Elizabeth Barkley's encyclopedia of active learning techniques (here called SETs) combines both a solid discussion of the research on learning that supports the concept of engagement and real-life examples of these approaches to teaching in action." ?James Rhem, executive editor, The National Teaching & Learning Forum

Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in E Learning Environments

Author: Charles Wankel
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781905169
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Web 2.0 and blended learning technologies are reshaping and reframing the practice of teaching and learning in higher education. This volume critically examines new research on how e-learning technologies are being used in higher education to increase learner engagement and retention.

Engaging the Online Learner

Author: Rita-Marie Conrad
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118059821
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Engaging the Online Learner This updated edition includes an innovative framework—thePhases of Engagement—that helps learners become more involvedas knowledge generators and cofacilitators of a course. The bookalso provides specific ideas for tested activities (collected fromexperienced online instructors across the nation) that can go along way to improving online learning. Engaging the Online Learneroffers the tools and information needed to: Convert classroom activities to an online environment Assess the learning that occurs as a result of collaborativeactivities Phase in activities that promote engagement among onlinelearners Build peer interaction through peer partnerships and teamactivities Create authentic activities and implement games andsimulations Praise for Engaging the Online Learner "The Phases of Engagement framework provides a road map forcreating community at each phase of an online course. This book isan invaluable guide to innovative practices for onlinelearning."–Judith V. Boettcher, coauthor of The OnlineTeaching Survival Guide "Engagement is the heart of online learning. The authors havedeveloped an encyclopedia of tried-and-true learner engagementactivities that are authentic and ready to use."–Donald P.Ely, professor emeritus, instructional design, development andevaluation in the School of Education, Syracuse University

Student Engagement and Educational Rapport in Higher Education

Author: Leonie Rowan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331946034X
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This book outlines a range of innovative methods to gather student feedback, and explores the complex relation between student engagement, student satisfaction, and student success. Drawing on results from a set of numerous case-studies carried out at a school of education, the book reports on a range of theoretically-informed teaching innovations, including focus groups, learning analytics data, collegial conversations and insights from student researchers, that have been designed to create respectful, student-centred, and engaging learning environments. In the current climate of ever-increasing pressure on delivering high student satisfaction rates, these results are invaluable for university students and teachers across the globe. With its unique thematic focus on educational rapport and relationship-centred education, the book is an excellent reference point for staff with a commitment to the scholarship of learning and teaching. It will be of great interest to students, practitioners, teachers and policy makers in higher education.

Student Engagement in the Digital University

Author: Lesley Gourlay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317298268
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Student Engagement in the Digital University challenges mainstream conceptions and assumptions about students’ engagement with digital resources in Higher Education. While engagement in online learning environments is often reduced to sets of transferable skills or typological categories, the authors propose that these experiences must be understood as embodied, socially situated, and taking place in complex networks of human and nonhuman actors. Using empirical data from a JISC-funded project on digital literacies, this book performs a sociomaterial analysis of student–technology interactions, complicating the optimistic and utopian narratives surrounding technology and education today and positing far-reaching implications for research, policy and practice.

Cross Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education and Corporate Training

Author: Keengwe, Jared
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466650249
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This book brings together researchers who study and professionals who design and deliver online training across cultures in both higher education and corporate training settings to share paradigms, perspectives, insights, best practices, challenges and best practices"--Provided by publisher.

Handbook of Research on Strategic Management of Interaction Presence and Participation in Online Courses

Author: Kyei-Blankson, Lydia
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466695838
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Online learning has become a prominent and inseparable component of higher education in recent years. Questions related to course structure, levels of interaction, presence, and participation within online courses persist and invite further inquiry for determining factors that encourage effective teaching and learning in online environments. The Handbook of Research on Strategic Management of Interaction, Presence, and Participation in Online Courses explores models of course development and delivery techniques to improve instruction, learning, and student satisfaction in online courses. Covering topics such as rates of participation, student engagement and retention, and social development, this handbook serves as a resource for educators in online learning environments, as well as for course designers and developers of online courses and researchers whose agenda includes examining interaction, presence, and participation in online courses.